|A real-colour image of Venus taken by Mariner 10 processed from two filters. |
The surface is obscured by thick sulfuric acid clouds.
Gustav Holst wrote a fine work for orchestra titled the Planets in the years 1914-1916 or about the time that England was in the midst of a war that was costing the Europe and a lot of other countries a sizable portion of their male populations. The second movement is "Venus - the bringer of Peace". As we move toward some sort of war in Korea, let's just take a moment.